Academic Research

Study | “I Know What You Did Last Sunday” Finds Americans Significantly Inflate Religious Participation

[05.17.2014]

PRRI finds Americans over-report their levels of religious participation. Young adults, Catholics, white mainline Protestants are particularly likely to do so.

Book Chapter | A World of Atheism: Global Demographics

[01.31.2014]

In a chapter for the Oxford Handbook of Atheism, PRRI Research Associate Juhem Navarro-Rivera sketches a profile of a typical global nonbeliever.

Book Chapter | Religion, Politics, and Polarization: How Religiopolitical Conflict is Changing Congress and American Democracy

[06.14.2013]

In a chapter for a new collected volume, PRRI CEO Robert P. Jones and Research Director Daniel Cox explore partisan polarization among white Christians.

Book Chapter | Religion and the American Presidency (The Evolving American Presidency)

[02.02.2012]

In a chapter in “Religion and the American Presidency,” PRRI CEO Robert P. Jones and Research Director Daniel Cox write about religion and Obama’s presidency.

Book Chapter | Faith and Race in American Political Life

[09.04.2011]

PRRI CEO Robert P. Jones uses PRRI surveys to explore whether religion impacts opinions and political participation similarly among different racial groups.

Book Chapter | Ethnography as Christian Theology and Ethics

[06.30.2011]

PRRI CEO Robert P. Jones conducts research among religious factions in the Oregon Assisted Suicide debates as a means to show ethnography as revelation.

Book Chapter | Faith, Politics, and Sexual Diversity in Canada and the United States

[04.30.2011]

PRRI CEO Robert P. Jones and Research Director Daniel Cox tackle the issue of African American Protestants and legal rights for gay and lesbian couples.

Conference Paper | Measuring the Unaffiliated in Survey Research

[06.16.2009]

Presented at the annual American Association of Public Opinion Research conference in May 2009, this paper explores how to measure the religiously unaffiliated.

Book | Progressive and Religious: How Christian, Jewish, and Buddhist Leaders are Moving Beyond the Culture Wars and Transforming American Public Life

[09.30.2008]

PRRI CEO Robert P. Jones explains how Christian, Jewish, and Buddhist leaders are tapping connections between religion and social justice to transform public life.

Book | Liberalism’s Troubled Search for Equality: Religion and Cultural Bias in the Oregon Debates over Physician-Assisted Suicide

[01.31.2007]

PRRI CEO Robert P. Jones presents an examination of physician-assisted suicide that exposes tensions within liberal political theory.